Politique et fiction en Afrique

FREN 2600K S01 [CRN: 15801]

This seminar investigates the political aesthetics of fiction in Francophone Africa with a special focus on our post-millennial period. We will examine new and established writers, filmmakers, and theorists as they rework conventions of postcolonial satirical and protest fiction and address contemporary problems of globalization, corruption, and social violence. How does current Francophone African fiction speak to contemporary political theory, and in what ways does this fiction address and constitute a politics of genre? And how does African fiction use politics to mediate its complicated relationship to theories of world literature? Taught in French.
Fall 2017
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017